Food and wine lovers will be pleased to know that the former is receiving as much attention as the latter at this year's Boston Wine Expo, coming up on February 15 and 16 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Though the exhibition of 1,800-plus international wine bottlings is predictably on point, the event is also calling in some culinary heavyweights. The Expo has announced that its Celebrity Chef Stages will showcase stars like Barbara Lynch (No. 9 Park; Sportello; Menton), Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger; Blue Dragon), Jody Adams (Trade; Rialto) and Michael Schlow (Alta Strada; Via Matta; Tico) to name a few. That doesn't include the lineup of restaurants that will be serving noshes to attendees throughout the weekend, including Abby Park, Estelle's Southern Cuisine, La Morra and Petit Robert Bistro.
Also intriguing: the Expo's emphasis on social media. A "Social Media Lounge," located in the center of the Grand Tasting floor, will give guests a birds-eye view of which wines attendees “like” best via mobile app streaming. Visitors will also be encouraged to use mobile app Drync to assemble a "personal wine cellar" to scan the labels of preferred bottles sampled, see pairing suggestions, and place an order. For tickets ($95-$145), head here.